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U.S. criminal justice data
View and sort criminal justice data for U.S. states and jurisdictions and compare the numbers against the nation's total.
Detailed data tool
An expanded data set with an interactive tool allows you to compare state-level incarceration data for youth and adults, including racial/ethnic disparities, and estimates on the impact of felony disenfranchisement.
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Glossary of terms
The A-Z on justice. Understanding frequently used terminology in America's youth and adult criminal legal systems.
The support of The Sentencing Project has been integral in informing our community of the racial disparities that exist in Iowa. Their research added credibility to local organizers’ approaches and forced the community to shift its focus from detention toward the bigger picture— racial inequity.
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1 in 7
people in U.S. prisons are serving a life sentence.
Black youth are over four times as likely to be detained or committed in juvenile facilities as their white peers.
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